Magia Record: Mahou Shoujo Madoka☆Magica Gaiden 2nd Season - Kakusei Zenya

Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 - The Eve of Awakening

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Japanese: マギアレコード 魔法少女まどか☆マギカ外伝 2nd SEASON -覚醒前夜-
English: Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 - The Eve of Awakening
German: Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 -The Eve of Awakening-
Spanish: Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Temporada 2: The Eve of Awakening
French: Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 - The Eve of Awakening
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Type: TV
Episodes: 8
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 1, 2021 to Sep 26, 2021
Premiered: Summer 2021
Broadcast: Sundays at 00:00 (JST)
Producers: Aniplex
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: Shaft
Source: Game
Genres: DramaDrama, SuspenseSuspense
Themes: Mahou ShoujoMahou Shoujo, PsychologicalPsychological
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.981 (scored by 1566415,664 users)
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Ranked: #41392
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Popularity: #2645
Members: 56,693
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Preliminary Spoiler
Sep 25, 2021
MagiReco was one of my favourite shows of 2020, so when I heard we were getting another season I was ecstatic. While I enjoyed the show a lot, it was undeniably lacking in some areas. Mainly in pacing and animation. The second season has rectified all of those issues and deviated substantially from the game’s story, for the better in my opinion.

MagiReco season 1 heavily followed the game’s storyline, at times to the detriment of the anime. It’s rare that games perfectly translate to anime adaptations, so it presented some issues with pacing at times. For this season, SHAFT decided to do their own thing ...
Sep 25, 2021
If you thought the pacing in Season 1 was bad, wait until you get a load of this garbage.

Magia Record Season 2 is...incomprehensibly awful. I’m glad that some viewers were able to enjoy this season, but I absolutely did not.

Nearly the entire second half of the mobile game’s story is condensed into these 8 episodes. It’s a complete frankenstein of a narrative, especially when taking into account the anime-original plotlines. Season 2 presents such a freakish amalgamation of plot threads and character arcs that it best serves as an example of how not to adapt a story.

Since so much is being squeezed into these ...
Aug 22, 2021
Preliminary (4/8 eps)
The story of Magia Record has always interested me. While Season 1 was more of a Slice of Life anime, this Season is more like Madoka Magica, with lives at stake. While Season 1 introduces the anomalies, Season 2 expands on these anomalies; the consequences and dangers associated with them, and if you focused on world differences in Magia Record and Madoka Magica, you'll find the revelations amusing. You also see the character from Madoka Magica finally being part of the story, which is a nice touch, and gives some idea about the timeline the anime is set in.

Everything has been top notch from ...
Aug 22, 2021
Preliminary (4/8 eps)
Writing a review about this seasons, I feel like theoretically I SHOULD talk about how we are finally focusing on characters and using the builduo of season 1, how the mc finally gets some time to shine or how we are finally getting some of that madoka darkness that so many people missed in season 1.

But everytime I want to do so and try to formulate a coherent thought I immediatel get distracted by remembering how absolutely fucking incredible the action sakuga for this show looks. It is complete nonsense that we are somehow at 3 out of 4 episodes with "action animation that I ...
Sep 26, 2021
It seems like something bad is happening at SHAFT studios or maybe the person who wrote this is bad at their job. Either way the second season is another example of when people don't learn from their mistakes they will do the same mistake. The anime no longer follows basic magica puella story writing or cares anything about the characters, lore or story.

Story 1/10 - If i could give it a ranking of zero in this site i would, SHAFT or whoever wrote this clearly didn't care about anything. EP 1 and 2 are filter episodes, you do not need to watch them to understand ...
Aug 23, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (4/8 eps)
If you didn't like the first season, there's nothing for you here. The second season of Magia Record is, so far, as good (or as bad) as the first.

I am writing this review to warn the uninformed viewer that there is no significant improvement in the second season of Magia Record over the first in any aspect except the animation. The series' scores may mislead some into thinking that Magia Record has now become a good anime, but that's just because most people who didn't like the first season aren't watching the second.

The animation has indeed improved, but this alone is not enough to make ...
Sep 27, 2021
Mixed Feelings

What? What the heck happened, Shaft? You were so close... and yet you stumbled at the last stepping stone. Was it management? Budgeting? Production?

What the hell happened?

I suppose I should start at the beginning, then.

PMMM was amazing, nigh on one of the best, if not *the* best mahou shoujo shows of all time. Rebellion built onto that, and, uh... let's just say that a rebellion doesn't even give the events of the movie justice.

And I liked Magia Record S1. I never played the game (I'm not into gacha hell...), so when I heard that a PMMM spin-off was getting an anime, I was rather excited; ...
Sep 20, 2021
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (7/8 eps)
If you watched the first Madoka show and then were thoroughly disappointed with Magireco's first season (and hey, I'm with you,) there are two things you should know:

1) the first episode of season 2 has basically nothing to do with Magireco. It is a beautifully animated scenario of Madoka, Sayaka, and Homura fighting a witch and all three get lots of love. Even if you are dead set on skipping Magireco, you should pick this one episode up; I guarantee you'll like it.

But 2) season 2 of Magireco is just far better than season 1.

Being better than season 1 is, of course, an extremely low ...
Sep 25, 2021
Preliminary (4/8 eps)
It is so surprising.Madoka is back.I was clueless about madoka appearance in this side story.The first episode should have been shown in the first season.Why did't they? This episode is connecting Madoka world to magia record .You will get to see madoka in this season 2 .

The animation is excellent in the first few episodes but the last three have downgrading of animation again.The story telling is the same as it was in season 1.Battles are very fast animation.It's hard to figure out what's going on.I The story is rushing .In the game it was revealed later the origin of
all the rumours ...
Aug 31, 2021
Preliminary (8/8 eps)
Finally feels like im watching something that lives up to the madoka name, is it as good? absolutely not. is it better than season 1? absolutely.


I didn't understand the first seasons characters motives at all, yachiyos backstory was so lame and cliche it made my eyes ache with how hard they rolled, and it made no sense why they were so concerned about being saved.

This season i feel the torment, i feel the despair they've clearly worked hard to lose the slice of life bullsh** and are making a serious attempt to tie everything together and while the characters still aren't my favorite the ...
Dec 25, 2021
The story is as confusing as ever and we're left in the dark with a lot of questions. I know the writers did this in order to keep up the hype to another season, and to create interest in the game, but it's kinda harsh how we still don't know a LOT even if a lot has happened. The animation is still bad, with characters being poorly drawn and looking too ecstatic but at least the battle sequences are very well made. Still, the new characters aren't as charismatic and interesting as the girls we know and love from the first anime series, the original ...
Oct 11, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Magia Record: Puella Magi Madoka Magica Side Story Season 2 - The Eve of Awakening (which I'll refer to Magia Record Season 2) continues our story when Touka, the leader of the Wings of Magius, basically gathers up all the magical girls in the area, and unveils her grand plan. When we notice not just Iroha's group, but also Madoka's group get mixed into this mess, audiences should be intrigued. The original characters from Puella Magi Modaka brings much hope, after what was a pretty mediocre showing in the first season of this alternative world.

Story: Magia Record Season 2 actually starts us off ...
Apr 9, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (5/8 eps)

The story is fine, but totally different from the game, which is not necessarily a problem, it's ok to have different version. But it feels kind of rushed and don't give time to the audience think about it, I am not sure how someone who didn't played the game would sympathize with the characters.

However my biggest concern is the techinical quality of the anime, the animation feels weird, the audio is a mess, and the flow is completely random, in one scne they are in the truck, than, without any trasition they start showing inside the enemy ...
Oct 21, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I want to like this series so bad. After the meh-fest that was the first season I was hoping this season would fix all the issues. Didn't. The story still feels really bland and is too often straight explained to us by the characters. The art, while it has its moments (especially in episode 1), was definitely a downgrade from the first season. Some sections of smooth, gorgeous animation don't make up for 75% janky animation for the rest of the show. I don't really like how they used music, especially near the end of the season. The tracks they used had so much significance ...